At night, Jillian and Bob welcome five of the Losers to a gym (O'Neal and Sunshine being absent for the funeral of O'Neal's recently deceased brother, which is liable to hurt them both this week). So now it's last chance workout time. Treadmills, weights, the whole routine. Ashley pushes a weight along the floor, and apparently the editors are just out to get her this week, because when she slips and falls, they add a big, booming sound effect and a fake camera-shake like she's a Lord of the Rings elephant or something. She's determined to make the final four and win it all. Bob tells Koli he doesn't care about his immunity: "You're gettin' it today." He works Sam pretty hard too. Michael's sure he's going home if he's not above the yellow line this week; indeed, after 15 weeks, he's still at some people's starting weight. Jillian sees that Daris is suffering from a malaise (as demonstrated by the fact that he can't seem to roll an exercise ball up a support column with his back), and he complains to her about not having a partner there like some other contestants. She's unsympathetic, reminding him this won't be the last time life is unfair, and reminds him of his ultimate goal to get healthy. He seems to get it. "Okay, running time," she tells him in a cutesy voice that coming from her is almost as terrifying as the dominatrix routine. Bob runs Michael and Ashley through some sprints, and Michael slips off the treadmill in the final seconds. Bob counts the rest down and tries to give Michael some advice about stopping and holding on when he needs to, but Michael tries to shut him down, too whacked to listen right now. Bob isn't playing that: "Watch yourself, because if you fall off, you're gonna break your fucking ankle!" Okay, but maybe then he could get gangrene and have the leg amputated below the knee and that's probably good for fifteen pounds right there. Michael eventually backs down, adjusting his "Don't talk to me right now" to a deferential "Yes, sir." He finishes beating the crap out of them, and that's the last of the last chance workout.
Episode Report CardM. Giant: B | 971 USERS: C+
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